Gothic Area

CB Avalanche Center 2017-18 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 02/11/2018
Name: Evan Ross Avalanche L1 Class

Subject: Gothic Area
Aspect: North East, East
Elevation: 9,500-10,600


Looking around the East River Valley there were no notable slab avalanches that I could see. Loose snow avalanches off of Gothic Mountain and a few out near Belview were about it.

Weather: Clear and beautiful out there
Snowpack: Mostly same same as previous days observation. Saturday’s storm snow had lost strength overnight and PS structure continued to be isolated to non existent in the terrain traveled. Avoided the most suspect areas rather then trying to gather direct observation on those terrain features. No obvious signs to instability. The weak layers are there, just not enough load or slab yet of the PS issue.